BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Willie G. Reid, 46, of Olean, N.Y., plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara, to possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and a term of supervised release of at least five years to life.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who is handling the case, stated that on May 2, 2013, Reid was in possession of images and videos of child pornography on his computer at his residence in Olean. The defendant possessed over 600 image and video files of child pornography. Some of the files images depicting violence, and some of the children shown in the images and videos were prepubescent and under the age of 12 years. Reid used peer-to-peer software to download child pornography and shared it with others.